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Biden Administration Releases New NEPA Rules

DURANGO, CO (May 2, 2024)—The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued its final rule implementing new National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. This new rule will undo harmful changes made to the law during the Trump Administration, which had undermined the environmental analysis process and limited public participation. Now federal agencies are required to consider environmental justice and climate change in the NEPA analysis process.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness has long advocated to restore the damage done to NEPA and other bedrock environmental laws, and we applaud the Biden administration’s efforts to protect and conserve our threatened public lands and waters.

“This new rule assures public participation in the decision-making process for projects on public lands,” says Sara Husby, Executive Director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness. “We thank the Biden administration for following through on his promise to repair the damage done to NEPA by the previous administration.”